Monday, August 24, 2015

Aged Basket Finally Completed

A while back I painted a laundry basket
with a mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and
Vintage Market And Design paint.

My next step was to age it down further
with some clear and dark wax.
I love the color of the baguette tin basket I
bought at Three French Hens in Wildwood MO.
I tried to match that aged color.
Here they are together...
 I used a mix of Annie Sloan's dark wax
with Miss Mustard Seed's clear wax...

No reason. Just the first ones I grabbed when
I reached into my bin of waxes.

 Here's a close-up of the basket with just paint...
and with dark wax...

 The wax made it darker and "browned up" the
gray of the basket.

 I like it against red for Summer...
and with the Fall colors, which are my favorite.

The throws are new from Pottery Barn.
I like the look of them, but don't think they
will hold up very well if actually used.
 I don't think I'm done with the basket.
I'm thinking of adding some stenciled numbers
to the front that I've seen some others do.
Thanks for dropping by!

All opinions expressed are my own.
Here's a link to Three French Hen's store.

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  1. I love the way this turned out and it will definitely be good to use year round!


  2. I wondered about mixing different brands of products, thanks for sharing your experience. Looks great.

  3. The basket really turned out nice! I've used Annie's but not the other one. Really nice!

  4. So cute. I had a Pottery Barn throw and it didn't hold up very well at all but it was so pretty and soft. I can't wait to see the stencil.

  5. ahhh, I think you've done a great job on your beautiful basket. I do love baskets....will go over and check her site.
    I just bought a new gray plaid throw from's so soft and just what I need for my new gray sofa being delivered on the your pretty PB ones.

  6. Love it!
    Please come paint my baskets!

  7. I love the basket! You must have a lot of patience. One coat of anything and I don't want to do any more. Your colors are always so pretty.

  8. Rivercrest Cottage,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E the basket, dear friend!!!
    I adore your process from paint to stain!!!
    The red is absolutely stunning against the hue of wicker!!!
    But, I'm lovin' the Autumnal hues the best!!!
    Great job!!!

  9. This turned out really pretty!